Preparing for College – Program for High School Seniors and Parents

Dave's Pizza 1819 29th Ave S, Homewood, United States

As our high school seniors prepare for college, it is more important than ever to be prepared for the issues they may face as Jewish students. Since October 7th, Jewish students are experiencing an unprecedented wave of antisemitism. A survey of Jewish college students by the ADL reports that 73% have experienced or witnessed some form of antisemitism since the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year. Prior to this school year, 70% of Jewish college students experienced at least some form of antisemitism throughout their entire college experience. Parents and students are invited to join the BJF’s Jewish Community Relations Council for a special program to talk about the issues we are seeing on campus, what students may encounter and strategies and resources to utilize if they do.  

Adult B’nei Mitzvah Class

Temple Emanu-El 2100 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL, United States

Join Cantor Wittner for this fun class learning Hebrew, Torah, and more!

Torah on Tap

Temple Beth-El 2179 Highland Avenue, Birmingham, AL, United States

Join us for a new round of Torah on Tap! Each month, we'll meet at a different local brewery for socializing and learning with Rabbi Steven Henkin of Temple Beth-El. First round is on us! Please contact Rabbi Henkin at for specifics about each month's topic.


Mahjong Open Play

Levite Jewish Community Center 3960 Monteclair Road, Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Mahjong brings fun and fellowship and is open to members and non-members. Lunch can be ordered and delivered by Tara at Bo's Kosher Cafe.

Beit Midrash: Judaism’s Life-Changing Ideas


Join our new season of the Beit Midrash! We’ll be meeting on Zoom every Thursday at 12 noon to discuss Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’ commentary in his book, Judaism’s Life-Changing Ideas on the weekly Torah portion. No experience necessary, just a desire to learn!

Event Series Seder Cooking

Seder Cooking

Temple Emanu-El 2100 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL, United States

Come cook with your fellow congregant! We will make Passover favorites such as matzah ball soup, charoset, and matzah farfel kugel. Cooking will be held in the Aroms Hall kitchen. All supplies are provided by Temple.


Temple Beth-El 2179 Highland Avenue, Birmingham, AL, United States

A collaborative teen experience for our community's post-B'nai Mitzvah students.

Performance of “Heschel’s Passover Eve”

Temple Beth-El 2179 Highland Avenue, Birmingham, AL, United States

The J — in partnership with Temple Beth-El, Temple Emanu-El, and the Jewish Community Relations Council — is offering a unique opportunity to see Heschel’s Passover Eve, a solo performance that takes an intimate “behind-the-scenes” look at a special seder hosted by Rabbi Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel and to which he has invited his friend and traveling companion Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The play begins in April 1968. As Rabbi Heschel arranges the chairs around the seder table, we watch him rehearse for the coming event. His preparations give the audience an intimate look at Heschel’s complex, fascinating, and even tumultuous character. Yizhar Hess, the vice chair of the World Zionist Organization who commissioned the play, will be in attendance. Get your tickets now for this performance at The J on January 16. 6:30 Doors open and reception 7:00 Play start 7:50 Talk-Back HERE is the link to purchase tickets.

Honor Our Parents Shabbat Service at LJCC

LJCC Senior Lounge 3960 Montclair Rd, Birmingham, AL, United States

Join Collat Jewish Family Services, LJCC, and Rabbi Friedman for a multigenerational daytime Shabbat service and lunch. RSVP to by April 10 to reserve your lunch!